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Boy Name: Louis

Name: Louis
Pronunciation: \louis\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: famous warrior
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Elois, Loring
Sounds Like: Luiz, Lacie, Les, Licio, Luce, Lucio
Variant forms: Aloysius, Lew, Lewes, Lewis, Lodewick, Lodovico, Lou, Louie, Lucho, Ludovic, Ludovicus, Ludvig, Ludvik, Ludwig, Luigi, Luis
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 75
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1629

Description

Louis \louis\ as a boy's name is pronounced LOO-iss, loo-WEE. It is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Louis is "famous warrior". A name used by 18 French kings and numerous saints. The German form is Ludwig; a Latin version is Clovis, which was borne by a German tribal leader who ended the Roman domination of what is now France and made himself king. Musician Louis Armstrong; scientist Louis Pasteur; authors Louis L'Amour; Robert Louis Stevenson; actor Lou Gossett, Jr.

Louis has 16 variant forms: Aloysius, Lew, Lewes, Lewis, Lodewick, Lodovico, Lou, Louie, Lucho, Ludovic, Ludovicus, Ludvig, Ludvik, Ludwig, Luigi and Luis.

For more information, see also related names Elois and Loring.

Baby names that sound like Louis are Luiz, Lacie, Les, Licio, Luce and Lucio.

View a list of the 11 names that reference Louis.

Popularity

Louis is a very popular first name for men (#75 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1629 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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